WiAA Blog

Jessica Houston 

I am a visual artist based in Montréal, Canada. My research-based, collaborative practice includes poets, penguins, scientists, and philosophers to reveal geographies of resistance in the Canadian Arctic, Antarctica, and Iceland—where the agency of ice is paramount.  I received my BA in Fine Art from the State University of New York at Albany and studied … Continue reading Jessica Houston 

Armina Soleymani

I am a PhD student at the University of Waterloo in Systems Design Engineering. I started  my program in 2019 focusing on estimating sea ice concentration and sea ice edge using passive microwave retrieval algorithms over the Arctic. My main interest is to analyze the performance of such sea ice algorithms and develop a method … Continue reading Armina Soleymani

Anna Soer

My name is Anna Soer and I am a PhD student at the University of Ottawa School of Political studies. My research focuses on the development of renewable energy infrastructures in Arctic Canada and Norway within Inuit and Saami communities. Through this research project, I seek to question the meaning of grounding sustainability and development … Continue reading Anna Soer

Barbara Beata Baczynska

I come from Poland, but I am permanently settled in the Arctic and employed at Nord University in Bodø, Norway, where I am finalizing my Ph.D. In my doctoral research, I explore the adaptation to climate change in the context of multiple stressors among Arctic pastoralists. My project focuses on the complex relationships between the … Continue reading Barbara Beata Baczynska

Charlotte Gehrke

I am a Ph.D. Fellow at Nord University in the Norwegian Arctic, affiliated with the EU-funded JUSTNORTH project – Towards Just, Equitable and Sustainable Arctic Economies and Societies (justnorth.eu). My PhD is in Social Sciences studying environmental policy and news reporting. My research focuses on science communication and diplomacy in the Arctic, and I am … Continue reading Charlotte Gehrke